The animal was trapped on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut for hours Monday, and the entire ordeal was caught on camera.
Authorities started by watching the deer's progress, hoping she could get herself off the ice.
The Simsbury Animal Control Officer was on the scene as well.
At first, the deer had at least one leg stuck in the water but was able to worked it out. Around 1:20 p.m., a team of wildlife experts tried to put sand on the ice in hopes of helping her gain footing.
"Our goal was to try and save this animal's life," said Mark Rudewicz, Simsbury's animal control officer.
(Kern Golden Empire - Feb 16, 2017)